About the Course
Taking meaningful pictures is one thing. Editing and sequencing a body of work to create a meaningful story is another. This class is about making your images work as a comprehensive story. It’ll cover the process from developing a story idea to creating a book proposal including a basic dummy. Included is a video conference with one of Germany‘s leading photobook designers and publishers. Students can either bring a body of work or create it in the course of this class.
Sebastian Hesse-Kastein is a journalist and documentary photographer. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines. He has authored several books.
Sebastian has been a (photo) journalist for over 35 years. In addition to his job in the news business he continuously works on long term documentary projects. Sebastian has published four photo books and his images have been in newspapers and magazines. For some time now he has worked with historic photographic processes.
In his own words:
If I can do it, you can do it! Teaching is not about giving lectures but working together as a group where everyone contributes.
I'm less interested in single images and putting photographs on a wall. I prefer storytelling with images and making them accessible in books. Photo books are the most democratic way to share photographic work: affordable, sustainable and accessible everywhere!